President Buhari mourns death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep shock and sorrow over the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) in a plane crash on Friday.

President Buhari in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, promised that his death will not be in vain.

The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened over the air crash that claimed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers.

“The President condoles with families of the deceased, the military, and Nigerians in general, describing them as “heroes who paid the ultimate price for peace and security in the land.

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“While praying that God receives the souls of the patriots, the President says the crash “is one mortal blow to our underbelly, at a time our armed forces are poised to end the security challenges facing the country.

“The President pledged that the departed would not die in vain.”

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